5 Cool New Decorating Tricks from IKEA 

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5 Cool New Decorating Tricks from Ikea

The stylists at IKEA always have a few cool decorating tricks up their sleeves when they are creating scenes for their catalogues and this week’s finds are some of my favourite. From slipping a bed into a closet a la Harry Potter to creating a fresh new look using plywood or curtains for headboards. Here’s 5 cool new decorating tricks we spotted from our favourite Swedish retailer.

1. In the Closet
(Above) Move over Harry Potter, sleeping in the closet is getting an upgrade Love this cozy bed in the closet idea we spotted on Livet Hemma from the home of Emmie Bjernvinge.  A great idea if you have a small bedroom or maybe a bachelor apartment and need to create more space.  Love using the upper shelf for clip-on lighting too.  All looks chic in black and white. Makes one want to do this just for fun, yes?

2. Small Space Tall Storage
(Below) In Ikea’s book FIND IT PART 2 they’ve portrayed a range of kitchens and their owners around Sweden. One of the kitchen’s featured is the home of artist Gunnel who decorated an old school where she made smart solutions to fit in a small space. At the same time she respected the house’s history using a classic color scheme. We love the long upper storage along with GRUNDTAL rail for easy access to utensils.

ikea blakoket inspiration

3. A Summer Bath
A fun idea if you have a private spot in the backyard. Utilize a corner of the garden for a soothing bath under the canopy.

outdoor bath ikea

4.  Make a Faux Headboard
Give your bedroom a fresh look by threading a duvet cover directly over an existing headboard or a large frame created with three pieces of wood. See the how-to here.

ikea headboard curtain

5. Fresh Walls
Tired of drywall and want a new look? Create a fresh new look using plywood. See more here.

plywood bed headboard

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.